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Old 07-30-04, 08:43 PM
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What DVD Authoring Software Would You Recommend?

Hey guys,

I just got a dvd burner so that I can convert my home movies to dvd. I also would love to be able to edit them and add my own menu's. I'm kind of new to this, but I believe I need dvd authoring software correct? A software that, I guess, will convert the video in the necessary ways that it will fit onto dvd.

Anyways, I'm wondering what dvd authoring software you all would recommend and why? Something that has lots of options and things that it will offer but nothing that will break the bank. Thanks guys!
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Old 07-30-04, 09:31 PM
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DVD Lab. You will not find anything better anywhere near its price point ($99). www.mediachance.com
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Old 07-30-04, 10:03 PM
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Looks very good but I have Windows ME and it looks like it doesn't support ME.
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Old 07-30-04, 10:19 PM
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nero6 has one. I haven't used it too much but since it has a free 30 day trial give it a try before spending money
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Old 07-30-04, 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by PacMan2006
Looks very good but I have Windows ME and it looks like it doesn't support ME.
It does support Windows98, so I suspect it will support WinME as well even though it isn't explicitly listed. There is a trial available, so I'd just try it.

BTW, WinME is the worst OS Microsoft ever released. Particularly since you are going to be dealing with very large files (>4GB some times), I highly recommend using Win2k or XP with the NTFS file system.
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Old 07-31-04, 12:12 AM
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Hmm...thanks guys. For those who have used Nero...how are the video editing options? Can you do a lot with it? And, if not, can I edit my home movie on, say, Pinnacle Editing Software, and then transfer that to Nero so that I can add menu's and chapters, and then export to dvd?

If so, is that at all problematic, or should it run smoothly? Thanks.
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